Patient’s talents raise money for Royal British Legion

Some of the ceramic poppies made by the patients of the patients at St. Johns House Hospital, Palgrave. Photo: Angela Broadberry ANL-141222-104014001
Some of the ceramic poppies made by the patients of the patients at St. Johns House Hospital, Palgrave. Photo: Angela Broadberry ANL-141222-104014001
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Ceramic poppies made by the patients at St John’s House Hospital in Palgrave have helped to raise £130 for the Royal British Legion.

The idea to create the poppies came in response to a display at the Tower of London earlier this year.

The poppies formed part of an exhibition of art created by the patients at the Beyond the Image Photographic and Art Gallery in Thornham.

Tutor and practising artist at the Gallery Jayne Rolfe said: “The patients of St John’s House take great pride in their work in general, however, seeing their pieces hanging in a public gallery validates their hard work and effort, promoting a real sense of achievement and worth.”

Other work to form part of the display, which was held in December, included a mix of recycled material sculptures, fine art and photography.

A spokesperson added: “For some of the artists the achievement is the journey in the completion of the piece or the discovery of a talent they didn’t know they had, but still a positive and valid experience, the feel good factor.”